Italy at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Italy competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Italy at the
1972 Winter Olympics
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IOC codeITA
NOCItalian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coni.it (in Italian)
in Sapporo
Competitors44 (41 men, 3 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerLuciano de Paolis
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Gustavo Thoeni Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
  Gold Paul Hildgartner
Walter Plaikner
Luge Men's doubles
  Silver Gustavo Thoeni Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Silver Nevio De Zordo
Adriano Frassinelli
Corrado Dal Fabbro
Gianni Bonichon
Bobsleigh Four-man
  Bronze Rolando Thoeni Alpine skiing Men's slalom

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gustavo Thoeni Downhill 1:54.37 13
Stefano Anzi 1:54.15 11
Giuliano Besson 1:54.15 11
Marcello Varallo 1:53.85 10
Rolando Thoeni Giant Slalom 1:35.83 23 1:44.90 30 3:20.73 27
Helmuth Schmalzl 1:35.72 21 1:39.63 13 3:15.35 16
Eberardo Schmalzl 1:34.22 16 1:40.50 18 3:14.72 13
Gustavo Thoeni 1:32.19 3 1:37.43 2 3:09.62  
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Erwin Stricker DSQ DSQ DSQ
Gustavo Thoeni bye 56.69 8 53.59 1 1:50.28  
Rolando Thoeni bye 56.14 5 54.16 3 1:50.30  
Eberardo Schmalzl bye 56.11 4 54.72 9 1:50.83 6

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Lino Jordan 1'16:26.09 12 1'28:26.09 40
Pierantonio Clementi 1'19:28.74 6 1'25:28.74 31
Giovanni Astegiano 1'16:45.90 6 1'22:45.90 22
Willy Bertin 1'16:03.04 5 1'21:03.04 16
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Willy Bertin
Giovanni Astegiano
Corrado Varesco
Lino Jordan
6 1'59:47.62 10
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Gianfranco Gaspari
Mario Armano
Two-man 1:15.62 3 1:16.52 7 1:13.71 2 1:14.60 7 5:00.45 4
ITA-2 Enzo Vicario
Corrado Dal Fabbro
Two-man 1:17.20 12 1:16.77 9 1:14.23 5 1:15.46 14 5:03.66 10
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Nevio De Zordo
Adriano Frassinelli
Corrado Dal Fabbro
Gianni Bonichon
Four-man 1:11.39 5 1:11.33 1 1:10.19 2 1:10.92 4 4:43.83  
ITA-2 Gianfranco Gaspari
Roberto Zandonella
Mario Armano
Luciano De Paolis
Four-man 1:11.89 10 1:12.49 12 1:11.11 8 1:11.24 6 4:46.73 8

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Franco Nones 49:35.43 40
Gianfranco Stella 48:17.14 28
Tonio Biondini 48:10.09 27
Carlo Favre 47:59.07 24
30 km Attilio Lombard 1'45:03.72 36
Renzo Chiocchetti 1'44:35.03 32
Ulrico Kostner 1'42:44.06 24
Elviro Blanc 1'41:44.32 20
50 km Ulrico Kostner DNF
Tonio Biondini 2'54:28.39 25
Attilio Lombard 2'51:39.65 22
Elviro Blanc 2'51:25.19 21
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Carlo Favre
Elviro Blanc
Renzo Chiocchetti
Ulrico Kostner
2'12:07.11 9

Figure skatingEdit

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Rita Trapanese 6 6 2574.8 55 7

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Leo Atzwanger 54.41 21 54.32 23 53.38 23 53.22 20 3:35.33 21
Paul Hildgartner 53.66 12 52.76 6 51.94 5 52.19 9 3:30.55 8
Emilio Lechner 53.59 11 53.49 13 52.20 8 52.13 8 3:31.41 11
Karl Brunner 53.14 9 53.26 11 52.28 10 52.19 9 3:30.87 9

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paul Hildgartner
Walter Plaikner
44.21 1 44.14 2 1:28.35  
Sigisfredo Mair
Ernesto Mair
45.22 8 45.04 8 1:30.26 8
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erika Lechner 48.76 21 49.39 21 50.51 21 DNF DNF
Sarah Felder 45.90 8 45.93 6 45.99 12 45.08 8 3:02.90 8

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Fabio Morandini Individual 58.5 67.0 141.5 36 50:43.7 199.180 11 340.680 30
Ezio Damolin 70.0 73.5 175.2 21 50:58.1 197.020 13 372.220 16

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Ezio Damolin Normal hill 68.0 87.0 62.5 75.7 162.7 55

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Bruno Toniolli 42.67 25
1500 m Giancarlo Gloder 2:14.07 27
Bruno Toniolli 2:10.24 18
5000 m Bruno Toniolli 7:57.30 17
Giancarlo Gloder 7:55.77 15
10,000 m Giancarlo Gloder 16:21.42 17
Bruno Toniolli 16:14.52 16

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